Helium Arts volunteer Adam Stapleton with participant Ruth Cotter, Cork, working on her exhibition pieces for the ‘Helium Arts Youth Showcase’ 2023. Photo credit: Eamon Ward.

Helium Arts, the children’s arts and health organisation, is seeking volunteers to work with professional artists to support the creativity of children and teenagers on its 2024 Creative Health Programme.

The children and young people who participate in Helium Arts community workshops are living with long-term health conditions, some of whom may never have participated in mainstream extracurricular activities. As a Helium Volunteer, along with supporting the artist, one of your key responsibilities is to enable the children to have a fully participatory and inclusive experience. This could mean anything from helping them to use materials, engaging with them one-to-one, encouraging interaction with their peers and most importantly, having fun!

Volunteers are sought for children’s creative workshops (working with children aged 8-12) and community youth programme (working with teenagers aged 13+) in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway.

Please apply if you have…

  • Experience working with children in any of the following: Arts and Education, Health and Social Care, Youth Work and Disability.
  • A strong interest in volunteering and the arts.
  • A positive and active sense of team spirit, curiosity and drive.
  • Good problem solving abilities.
  • Fluent English.
  • Ability to have fun!
  • Willingness to “roll up sleeves” and help where needed to ensure the project meets its goals, including early arrival to set up and tidy up before departure.

Full training will be provided and all volunteers must complete the full induction process including Garda Vetting.

Deadline for applications
Wednesday 21 February 2024.

Children’s Creative Workshop Volunteer
Programme: Community Workshops with Children (8-12)
Location: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway
Supported by: Helium Artist / Volunteer Coordinator
Workshops: Spring Saturdays 6 April – 18 May, Camps Mid July and end of October, Winter Saturdays 9 November – 14 December (3 hour sessions in the morning and afternoon)

Children’s Volunteer Brief and Application Form

Community Youth Programme Volunteer
Programme: Community Workshops with young people 13+
Location: Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway
Supported by: Helium Artist / Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours, typically the last Saturday of each month
Additional Activity: Summer Camp 2 – 4 July and Autumn Camp 30 October – 1 November

Youth Volunteer Brief and Application Form


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